Wired - kerning will be the iPad's killer app

Si_Daniels's picture

Via... http://www.lostremote.com/2010/03/15/sxsw-the-ipad-is-better-than-print/

...perhaps Apple will rethink disabling kerning in Safari?

blank's picture

How different is the production of content for the print vs. online? He said Wired spends months, sometimes years, working on custom fonts to make reading of their content easier. thier [sic] custom typeface has 10,000 kerning pairs vs. 500 for a regular font.

Is that because it’s not using kerning classes or because the spacing and kerning were pulled from /dev/random? Or have H&FJ figured out some way to use kerning to optimize spacing for screen type?

Si_Daniels's picture

Perhaps they are charged by the kern :-)

Don McCahill's picture

I dunno how I can believe an article claiming that online can be better than print when there are four typos and spelling mistakes in such a short piece.

James identifies one, but there are three others I noticed in a quick read. The online idea that spelling, grammar and style don't matter anymore annoys me to no end.

blank's picture

I dunno how I can believe an article claiming that online can be better than print when there are four typos and spelling mistakes in such a short piece.

Wired is notorious for not proofing online content. The comments for nearly every online-only post are usually full of reader corrections. It’s pretty pathetic.

oldnick's picture

Wired is notorious for not proofing online content. The comments for nearly every online-only post are usually full of reader corrections. It’s pretty pathetic.

Wired is also notorious for its disregard for intellectual property rights, often providing readers with hacks to circumvent protection schemes...which is why I canceled my subscription years ago.

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